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1907-1930: We are a diverse nation, confronting our differences

January 16, 1919
No more liquor for America’s drinkers

Women campaign against prohibition

Taking their battle against alcohol from church meetings to the street, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union has been marching in big cities. They say liquor leads to drunkenness, prostitution and crime.

By 1916, 21 states had banned alcohol.
Now it looks as if the whole nation has embraced the “temperance” movement.

Today, we added a new amendment to our Constitution. It makes the “manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors” a federal crime.

Read about it in the New York times

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